NOLA, Food Lovers Paradise

New Orleans is one of the few cities where you plan your trip around restaurant reservations. It’s a great ways to experience the city and its amazing food…and lets you get a feel for the different neighborhoods and parishes.

Here are a few of our favorites. We’ll keep adding to this list with each new visit to NOLA. Don’t see your favorite on our list? Post your fav to our comments. We’ll add it to our blog post, and put it on our must do list for the next visit.

Borgne , a John Besh restaurant in the Grand Hyatt, adjacent to the Super Dome is an unassuming place with amazing low country dishes. The accolades for this seafood restaurant are plenty, including:
• James Beard Semifinalist: Best New Restaurant 2013
• Food & Wine Best New Chef Restaurants 2012
• Travel + Leisure Hottest New Hotel Restaurants 2012
• Gayot 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in NOLA 2013

NOLA NoirDon’t miss the slow smoked pork empanadas, duck poppers, fish in a bag (tastes amazing despite its boring name).

James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link’s private dining rooms are a wonderful place to book an intimate dinner for your group. The food won’t disappoint, and the warehouse setting makes for a unique dinner. If your group isn’t big enough for a private dinner, eat downstairs at Cochon, also a chef Donald Link restaurant. Try the Braised Beef Short Rib with Chive Mashed Potatoes and Onion Jam. Yum!

GW Fins
GW Fins on Bourbon Street is my favorite restaurant in the city. The staff is the friendliest I’ve encountered. And the food never disappoints. You must order the Scalibut – scallops sautéed in butter then smashed into a perfectly prepared halibut steak. Its their signature dish, for good reason.

Port of Call
Port of Call is not fancy…in fact it’s a dive. And, that’s why we first fell in love with the restaurant. Our local friends ordered for us: mushrooms cheese burger with a loaded baked potato. Oh my goodness! Its at least two days worth the calories. Honestly one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten. Order a Monsoon and a burger and enjoy this NOLA French Quarter secret.

Want to take in New Orleans’s music scene?  Check out our post on Frenchman Street’s music clubs.

Take in the art of the city with our Must See List post.

Have a New Orleans favorite? Add to our list by leaving a comment below.

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